The King's Jackal

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Author: Davis, Richard Harding (1864-1916)

Year: 1898

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons

Place: New York

Description:

175+[8 ad] pages with four illustrations including frontispiece. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5") bound in original brown cloth with black lettering to spine and pictorial front cover in gilt lettering. First edition.

Richard Harding Davis (April 18, 1864 – April 11, 1916) was a journalist and writer of fiction and drama, known foremost as the first American war correspondent to cover the Spanish-American War, the Second Boer War, and the First World War. His writing greatly assisted the political career of Theodore Roosevelt and he also played a major role in the evolution of the American magazine. His influence extended to the world of fashion and he is credited with making the clean-shaven look popular among men at the turn of the 20th century.

Condition:

Spine age toned, edges age toned, previous owner's name on front end paper, light edge wear else about a very good copy.


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